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Girl reports attempted abduction outside church

By Staff

* UPDATE: 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Police: Church kidnapping report bogus An 11-year-old girl who claimed a man tried to kidnap her from a Grand Junction church admitted to a detective today that she made up the story, Grand Junction police ...


Maes picks running mate

By Charles Ashby

Dan Maes named a Greeley attorney and former state representative as his running mate in the Republican’s bid to be the next Colorado governor. Maes named Tambor Williams as his lieutenant governor choice Tuesday, the last day ...

Police blotter, Aug. 18, 2010

By Staff

Help sought in go-kart case The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department wants to hear from eyewitnesses and people who were shooting video Sunday during the go-kart event at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway. The department is investigating ...

GJ Free Press names new publisher, the seventh in as many years

By Staff

The Grand Junction Free Press has yet another publisher, its seventh in as many years of existence. The weekly newspaper announced on its website this week that Kim Burner has been named publisher and general manager. She replaces Valerie J. ...

Uncompahgre Plateau Project wins hefty grants

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Land managers on the Uncompahgre Plateau got a vote of confidence Tuesday when they learned the U.S. Department of Agriculture would pump nearly $500,000 into their efforts this year and nearly $10 million over the next decade. The ...

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City gets sales tax boost from Cabela’s

By Amy Hamilton

Even before Cabela’s opened at Mesa Mall, 27-year-old George Fry of Fruita dropped $1,200 buying boat equipment at the store. After learning of the store’s late May opening, he ordered equipment to be delivered to the store for him ...

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Girl’s death first fatality at speedway

By Paul Shockley

A hum of go-karts lapping Grand Junction Motor Speedway was replaced with silence Monday as the facility stayed closed, with no firm date to reopen, after the first fatal accident in its 10-year history. “This isn’t what’s ...

Junction’s growth plan catches eye of national panel

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s comprehensive plan, which provides a road map for growth in the Grand Valley, is receiving accolades from the American Planning Association, according to planning officials at Monday’s City Council meeting. The ...

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Cracks spread in new animal shelter

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Less than four months after opening a state-of-the-art, $2 million facility to house stray dogs and cats, Mesa County and the building contractor are trying to figure out how to stem a web of cracks that has spread across the floor of the new ...

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Fruitvale man pleads guilty to menacing

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A Fruitvale man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of felony menacing in a December shooting in which five men were wounded. None of the victims of the shooting attended the hearing, in which Joshua Anton pleaded guilty to a count of menacing ...

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